Her win at the 2022 AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield comes after 15 years on the LPGA Tour. “I’m just so proud of how I’ve stuck it out,” stated Buhai. Keeping a clear mental focus in tough conditions, Buhai went on to win after a 4-hole, sudden-death playoff, outlasting In Gee Chun. Buhai was quoted by Golf.com saying “Check back in with yourself now and concentrate on what you’re trying to do.”
At the 2022 AIG Women’s Open, and with the help from Today’s Golfer UK and LPGA, here’s a deeper look into Buhai’s winning equipment and tips that may help you with club selection.
WITB: Ashleigh Buhai’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 AIG Women’s Open
- Top of the bag. Driver: Callaway 10.5 degrees Epic Speed with the Fujikura Ventus Blue 5-R shaft. 3-wood: Ping G425 14.5 degrees with a Ping Alta CB shaft. Hybrid: Srixon Z H85 hybrid. Utility Iron: Srixon ZX Utility Iron with the Fujikura Ventus Blue shaft.
Read our full review of the Fuikura Ventus Shafts and learn more about the unique VeloCore Technology that helps reduce dispersion across a wide variety of shafts.
- Irons: Srixon ZX7 5-iron through PW with Nippon N.S. Pro 850GH shafts.
- Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54 and 60 degrees with Nippon N.S. Pro 850GH shafts.
Consistent with our wedge fitting philosophy, Buhai favors the same shafts from her 5-iron through 60-degree lob wedge. Some players chose heavier weights in their wedges, but we find most players follow this same approach. If you have variability between iron and wedge shafts, it can create inconsistency where you need consistency most. And, if you’ve bought your wedges with off-the-shelf, high-production shafts, you’re likely mismatched with irons and potentially across your wedges. Where spin rates matter most, wedge grooves tend to degrade after about 60-80 rounds impacting spin.
Whether reshafting your existing wedges or shopping for new wedges, do it right the first time. Schedule a wedge fitting today and gain the consistency you deserve in your attack game.
- Putter: Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K One.